Forthcoming Music Concert

Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 7:30pm


The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The group plays old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments.


Available on the door £10, £5 (students)


Dining Hall

Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 7:30pm
Revolution and Romance
Sacconi Quartet

Ben Hancox, violin 
Hannah Dawson, violin 
Robin Ashwell, viola 
Cara Berridge, cello 

The renowned Sacconi presents a programme by four composers, each inventing and revolutionising the medium of string quartet. Beethoven’s Serioso Quartet is a mastery of form and precision where drama is maximised using a minimum of notes.  Mendelssohn’s mastery of Romantic lyricism and emotional drama is epitomised perfectly in his opus 12 quartet, paving the way for later Romantic quartet writing. Helen Grime takes up the string quartet mantle and takes the form to new extremes of sound and emotion, lyricism ever abounding. 

Schubert Quartettsatz in C Minor D703
Helen Grime String Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Opus 95 Serioso
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 1 Opus 12
£15.00, £10.00 Clare Hall Members, £5.00 Students
Reservations; (01223) 332360 or at the Porters’ Lodge 
Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 7:30pm

Cello and Piano: Beyond the Score

Adrian Brendel, cello
David Dolan, piano

Cellist Adrian Brendel and pianist David Dolan return to further explore the performer’s role as creator over different musical styles. In a programme providing the performers with a scope for extemporisations and following seventeenth and eighteenth centuries performance practice, the duo will embellish repeats and improvise preludes and interludes to create the setting for the pieces performed and to connect between movements and works. 

Marcello  Sonata for cello and piano
Boccherini Sonata for cello and piano 
Schumann Five pieces in Folk Style Opus 102 
Beethoven Sonata No. 3 for cello and piano in A major Opus 69
Fauré Élégie for cello and piano Opus 24 
£15.00 • £10.00 Clare Hall Members • £5.00 Students
Reservations; (01223) 332360 or at the Porters’ Lodge 
Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 7:30pm

Symphonova Strings

Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 7:30pm

String Orchestra: Contemplation and Drama

Symphonova Orchestra

Shelley Katz, conductor
Abigail Dolan, flute

Composers reach for the string-orchestra when they want the emotional purity of the string-quartet coupled by the power and drama of an orchestra. The innovative Symphonova Orchestra presents a programme including some of the greatest works written for strings alongside a premiere of a new work for strings and solo flute by the Politzer Prize nominated composer Tamar Muskal.


Barber, Adagio for strings Opus 11
Tamar Muskal, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (Premiere)
Arensky, Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky Opus 35a
Mahler, Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Holst, St Paul’s Suite 

£15.00, £10.00 Clare Hall Members, £5.00 Students

Reservations; (01223) 332360 or at the Porters’ Lodge

Saturday, 9 May 2020 - 7:30pm

Ronan Ohora